Rev. Walter Ledogar, Pastor Emeritus Christ Lutheran Church, Orland Park, Illinois, was called to glory on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.
Pastor Ledogar was born May 21, 1938, in Newark, New Jersey, the eldest child of the late Walter and late Helen Ledogar, née Stumpf. He was the beloved husband of the late Carol Ledogar, née Crane. Loving father of Mark (Julie) and Paul (Gwynn Witt); dear brother to Jeanne Deacon (and the late William) and dear brother-in-law of Barbara (Bunny) Kovac (Rev. Gerald), Christina Blackney (Paul) and Harold Crane (Catherine). Devoted “Ye Ye” (grandfather) of Grace and Lane Mei Ledogar. Fond Uncle to many nieces and nephews.
He graduated from Concordia College, Bronxville, New York and Concordia College, Fort Wayne, Indiana; commissioned as Chaplain in the US Navy Reserve School, Newport, Rhode Island; graduated from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri; and called to serve as Pastor of Christ Lutheran Church, Orland Park, Illinois (1965) where he partnered in ministry with his wife, Carol, for over 50 years.
Pastor Ledogar served as Chaplain of the Orland Park Police and Fire Protection District, Director of the Orland Park Civic Center Authority, Director of Metropolitan Family Services, Director and Samaritan of the Year of Lutheran Church Charities.
Visitation will be held Friday, September 29 at Christ Lutheran Church, 14700 S. 94th Avenue, Orland Park, Illinois from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Homegoing Call to Glory Service will be held on Saturday, September 30 at 10 a.m., at Christ Lutheran Church followed by interment at Christ Lutheran Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to Christ Lutheran Church for the Home Welfare Fund, 14700 S. 94th Avenue, Orland Park, IL 60462